Spicy Buddha Bowl

This just might be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten! I’m already looking forward to my leftovers for lunch tomorrow. My favorite part was the spicy chickpeas, tasty tahini dressing, and (of course) avocado. I found this recipe on Pinterest which took me to My Wife Makes. I’m happy to have stumbled across this vegan food blog because there’s so many deliciously colorful recipes that I can’t wait to try out -> you should go check it out too!


Spicy Buddha Bowl


  • 1 cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 Sweet Potato, cut into large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Salt/Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • 1½ tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 can Organic Chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup chopped Red Cabbage
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach
  • 1 Avocado, sliced

Turmeric Tahini Dressing:

  • 4 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 4 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat sweet potato in 1 tsp oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on baking tray and pop into the oven to roast for 35 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking time.
  2. Whilst sweet potato is cooking, prepare chickpeas.
  3. In a bowl, combine chickpeas, sriracha, maple syrup, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Heat a saucepan and transfer chickpea mixture into saucepan to cook for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep the chickpeas moving so they don’t burn. Cook until chickpeas are slightly sticky and no longer watery. Keep aside.
  4. In a clean saucepan, wilt spinach slightly and season. Transfer to a bowl and repeat the wilting and seasoning process with the cabbage.
  5. Once sweet potato is cooked through, prepare your Buddha Bowl by placing your rice in the bottom of a bowl and then topping with the sweet potato, chickpeas, spinach, red cabbage and avocado.
  6. To make dressing, whisk all ingredients together. Liberally splash on Buddha Bowl and enjoy!

You won’t be disappointed!!!


had to stop & capture the beauty during my morning run #ILOVERMONT ❤

9 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks SO GOOD! I went paleo about a year ago and I miss things like Tahini, brown rice and chick peas. I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains into my diet again, it was a gluten thing for me. This is going to be on my list 🙂 Yum!

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    1. Thank you- It was DELISH!!! Definitely add it to your list 🙂

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  2. Looks yummy! I’ll have to give it a shot!

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  3. My mouth is salivating. I know what’s for dinner!

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  4. The Dude Run Run says:

    Hey Freckled! Darn you and your food porn when I am sitting here starving. Now I want this and a margarita knowing full well I have chef salad and water waiting for me.

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    1. You can always make it tomorrow or this weekend 🙂 It really was super good and think you should try it out!!!!


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